Patrice Johnson to Speak at Rally of Writers


Dec. 11: The roster of session leaders is now full for Michigan’s A Rally of Writers on April 14, 2018, and Patrice Johnson, author of The Fall and Rise of Tyler Johnson, will be among the featured presenters. Held every spring for the past 30 years in Lansing, Michigan, the rally highlights Michigan writers, poets, teachers, editors and publishers discussing aspects of writing and the publishing business.

“Rally is the warmest, longest-running conference in Michigan,” Linda Peckham, the event’s longtime organizer, said. “Great speakers, great company, and pretty good cookies.”

“I’m honored to have been selected,” Johnson said. “A Rally of Writers is a don’t-miss, event for writers in Michigan and the whole Midwestern region.” Johnson’s one-hour workshop, “Crossing the bridge from business writing to narrative nonfiction: Learning the tools of the craft,” will focus on three elements key to scene structure. Attendees will hone their skills in conflict development, the evolution of characters, and plot as a driver toward storyline goals.

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Keynoter Terry Blackhawk: Founder of InsideOut,

poet and teacher

Greg Baldino: Ethics in YA Books

Michael Byers: short stories, novels: Percival’s Planet

Desiree Cooper: journalist, flash-fiction novel: Know the Mother

Lisa Grady: Screenwriting

Patrice Johnson: nf book, The Fall and Rise of Tyler Johnson

Linda Peckham: The Clumping Theory

John Smollens: Wolf: A Novel

Alice Speilburg & Elana Roth Parker: Agents, First Pages

Whitney Spotts: Book Promotion

David Stricklen: MG Blackwater Pond series

The Richard Bradley Scholarship will again be available young writers 15 to 20 years old.

As in the past few years, the event will take place at Lansing Community College West Campus Conference Center at LCC’s West Campus in Delta Township, west of downtown Lansing. Parking is free and virtually unlimited.

For more information visit A Rally of Writers – Lansing Michigan.



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